Staying on an estate between the apple and pear trees. In the heart of the Randstad, centrally located between Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden and The Hague, is the estate Olmenhorst. Here, amidst this urbanized area, you will find an unexpected oasis of calm. Once rotates in the stately driveway, you find yourself in another world. The path leads past flower-filled borders, monumental buildings and, above all, many orchards. On the estate, lives and works now fifth generation of the de Clercq family.
From this special place you can explore the surrounding area. Possibly with a manicured our bike, moped or even boot (sloop or sailing)
Each season there is to do in the area. Everything How about a visit to the exhibition at the Keukenhof flower bulbs or cycling between the bulb fields.
In the summer season you travel in 15 minutes to the beach or the dunes of Langevelderslag and Noordwijk.
But you do not even off the estate. There is to do on the estate of all:
• Large country store
• Picnic in the orchard
• Large playground near the country store
• Various workshop workshop
• And in the fall you can sit on the estate picking apples and pears.
On the Estate:
you can stroll between the apple and pear orchards. There are several educational treasure hunts for the kids to explore. Estate We will gladly provide you with routes and a picnic in our orchard is of course a must.
To get to know the Olmenhorst from within, we provide tours on request, in which history, fruit growing, current developments and other interesting issues are discussed.
Create a lovely bike ride in the area with a picnic basket first. Dunes, forest and beach are not too far as the charming island of Kaag (10 minute cycle) with all its water sports activities.
The villages Lisse and New Vennep a cozy village center are within cycling distance. Furthermore, you are by car within 25 minutes in the cities: Amsterdam, Leiden, The Hague and Haarlem
Between approximately March 20 and May 20, a visit to this exhibition outdoor bulbs worth.
Europe's largest playground has more than three hundred and fifty playgrounds and attractions like cable cars, trampoline & bouncy center, paddle boats, motor carts, funny-wheels, rocking biking, mini golf courses and a super slide. Spectacular is the eleven-meter Piratennest and Pioneer Village is a joy to play. Waterspeeltuin "The Oasis" offers a huge water spectacle where young and old can enjoy playing with water.
Here you can stroll through nature. Additionally Waternet organizes year-round activities in the splendid dunes. You can join an excursion bats with nature guides for example an early morning walk with the ranger and take a bike ride, or learn to recognize bird sounds.
A little further away;
In Archeon you experience the history of the Netherlands. At this particular park assist huts, temples, inns, monastery, guild houses, bridges and ports each a reconstruction of buildings from earlier times be. These reconstructions are inhabited by so-called Archeon Interpretation. These allow you to get acquainted with the customs and living conditions of the time.
Avifauna Bird Park is the first and one of the most famous bird sanctuaries in the world. The park has a lot of greenery and ponds a restaurant and a large playground with traditionally the highest slide tower in the Netherlands. The park was owned by the Van der Valk group but since the beginning of 2012 a foundation. Avifauna Bird Park Foundation is committed to bird and nature and a ANBI status (public benefit organization). The park can also be made trips.